Xtralis VESDA-E VLQ to protect Russian Railways' compact data rooms
Russian Railways (RZhD) both owns and operates the whole railroad system throughout Russia. This means transporting more than one billion passengers and 1.2 billion tons of freight each year. It has 12 main lines that offer direct connections with the national railway systems in China, Mongolia, North Korea, Poland, Finland, France and Germany.
In order to support all of its services, the RZhD has a large quantity of data-computing centers (DCC). These centers, which maintain the company’s complicated and economically important operations, are established in a range of sizes. All of the centers have equipment for switching and computing that must not be damaged by fire and smoke. To protect these pieces, RZhD has chosen VESDA, created by Xtralis.
As of today, Xtralis protects an estimated 50 percent of the new subway and metro systems around the world. RZhD uses a variety of VESDA models, including Laser Compact (VLC), Laser Scanner (VLS), Laser Plus (VLP) and the VFT-15 addressable aspirating smoke detector. These are used to protect the RZhD’s seven DCCs for important rail lines: Gorky, West Siberian, Privolzhsk, South Ural, Oktyabrskaya Railways, North-Caucasus Railways and Far Eastern Railways.